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A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

Preeti Chopra

Abstract

It was the era of the Raj, and yet this book reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. The book demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial elite who shaped the city to serve their combined interests. The book shows how the European and Indian engineers, architects, and artists worked with each other to design a city—its infrastructure, architecture, public sculpture—that was literally constructed by India ... More

Keywords: Raj, native communities, urban fabric, British Bombay, native traditions, colonial government, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670369
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Preeti Chopra, author
Associate Professor, Visual Culture Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison